3D Design Contest- LithosphereRocketry

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  1. Aug 5, 2018 #1

    LithosphereRocketry

    LithosphereRocketry

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    Pining for the Fjords

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    Here's my entry for the 3D printing contest. It's a BT-60 (~1:93) sport-scale Apollo capsule and LES tower base, made for my 3" Saturn 1B. The LES motor itself is not part of the design- it's made from a 1/4" dowel.

    It has flown twice- my profile pic was grabbed from flight 2.

    Printed on a Form2 SLA printer.
    apollo.JPG 51 capsule3.JPG
     

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  2. Aug 5, 2018 #2

    cwbullet

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    Obsessed with Rocketry Staff Member Administrator TRF Lifetime Supporter Global Mod

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    Very nice. So this was print with a resin printer?
     
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    LithosphereRocketry

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    Pining for the Fjords

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    Yep. I've printed this on a "normal" printer (Prusa) but the resin printer does a much better job on all the tiny details.
     
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    SteveThatcher

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    Haven't used a SLA printer in a long time. The company that I used to work for had one that was a very expensive model and printed very well. Is the quality of the print normal for the Form2? The design is great and I will be looking at printing it for a friend that is doing a scale model. I would have thought that a SLA printer would have been nearly flawless considering how it prints the object. What types of issues do you run into?
     

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